Scam Alert: MinCoin

This is a blast from the past, in the worst way imaginable. I’m a firm believer in the whole those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it thing. I’ve been meaning to do a ‘history lesson’ type of post on Mincoin, but never got around to it. Seems my hand is […]

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The curious case of Pandacoin(s)

The following was sent in by a reader, and was complete enough to transpose into an article I thought you might be interested in some of the stuff that’s been going on with Pandacoin. Specifically that there are three different Pandacoins now. The first one, launched January 4th, is a Scrypt coin with a max […]

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Putting some perspective on today’s downtrend

One of the things I love (and hate) the most about Bitcoin is that it has put a lot of wealth into the hands of people who haven’t the faintest idea of how to manage it. The result is a bunch of people, often children, sitting at home playing the role of daytrader. The market […]

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Today Mt Gox died, and it tried to take Bitcoin with it

Today, in a last ditch rather pathetic effort to draw attention away from themselves, Mt Gox issued a press release blaming their recent problems on a (non)issue that dates back to 2011: Transaction malleability. In short, it allows you to alter the hash of a transaction by changing non-essential data. Since this issue has been […]

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HunterCoin – The coin that’s a game

It’s been a while since I’ve done an article where I speak kindly of a coin, but this is one of the rare occurrences that I find something worthy of my praise. I’d like to introduce you all to HunterCoin. This is by far the most interesting and inventive altcoin I’ve seen in the past […]

Read More… hacked, 5500 emails/passwords leaked

Figured this was worth posting here for visibility purposes. These are the e-mail addresses from the list, if you see yours in here, please change your passwords on every site/MPOS/etc that you might use. I do not know how old this particular dump is, I found it a few days ago and the site […]

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Third round of Premium slots now available

Well, it’s been about a month since the initial offering of Premium slots. As promised, a few more slots will be available. 8 more slots will be up for grabs, at a price of 1.95 BTC each. Like before, after these are gone, more slots won’t be available for at least a month, likely at […]

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In depth analysis of NXT

One of the things I’ve received the most requests for is an article about NXT. Billed as the “descendant of bitcoin”, it has set some pretty high expectations for itself. Does it live up to them? Let’s find out.

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The gimmicks continue. Say hello to 42.

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything… Except what the maximum amount of coins issued for an altcoin should be. 42 continues the trend of attempting to differentiate itself through the use of gimmicks, rather [ … ]

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Avoiding Coins Created With Coingen

Some of you might be aware of a new service launched called coingen, which allows any idiot with about 0.2 BTC to make their very own crapcoin. Now, some of you might be saying: But Hazard, don’t you create coins for people as well? Well, yes, but the difference is that I’m always available for […]

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